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Software for mechanical design and simulation

View demo videos of Inventor® and Inventor® Professional 3D CAD modeling software. Learn about features for advanced mechanical engineering design, finite element analysis, motion simulation, data management, routed system and mold design, as well as enhanced CAD collaboration.

 

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Engineering design productivity

  • New

    AnyCAD

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Collaborate with AnyCAD file interoperability. (video: 1:55 min.)

  • New

    Sheet metal design

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    Use a 3D model to simplify sheet metal design. (video: 1:42min.)

  • New

    Harness and cable design

    INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Keep electrical intent throughout the cable design. (video: 1:59 min.)

  • New

    Free-form modeling shape creation

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    Combine free-form and parametric modeling workflows. (video: 2:01 min.)

  • New

    Customizable Inventor Home

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    Easily access common tasks. (video: 1:37 min.)

  • Assembly design and ease of assembly

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Control and manage assembly design data. (video: 1:37 min.)

  • Layout and system design

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    Use parametric sketch tools for design evaluation. (video: 1:34 min.)

  • Plastic part design

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    Combine Inventor and Alias for plastic part design. (video: 1:33 min.)

  • Rules-based design

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    iLogic and iCopy save assembly design time. (video: 2:06 min.)

  • Tube and pipe design

    INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Accelerate design of tubes, pipes, and hoses. (video: 1:21 min.)

  • Tooling and mold design

    INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Create and validate complete mold designs. (video: 1:27 min.)

  • Large assembly design (enhanced)

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    Accelerate performance with Express Mode. (video: 1:20 min.) 

  • Sketch constraint control

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    Relax Mode simplifies working with constraints. (video: 1:30 min.)

  • Edit geometry directly

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    Easily manipulate native or imported geometry. (video: 1:32 min.)

CAD file conversion & compatibility

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    AutoCAD integration and DWG compatibility

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    DWG™ compatibility enables easier sharing. (video: 1:47 min.)

  • BIM compatibility

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Streamline work with building professionals. (video: 1:37 min.)

  • CAD file conversion and data exchange

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Read and write files from other CAD applications. (video: 1:36 min.)

CAD rendering & design documentation

  • Manufacturing and design documentation

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Generate documentation from digital prototypes. (video: 2:05 min.)

  • Data management

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Use in-product Vault for data management.

  • CAD rendering and visualization tools

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    Improve design communication with clear visuals. (video: 1:17 min.)

Integrated CAD simulation

  • Integrated motion simulation

    INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Simulate designs to improve decision making. (video: 1:28 min.)

  • Integrated finite element analysis

    INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Use analysis features to predict stress.